History is going to be made during the second season of the Professional Fighters League as a women’s lightweight division has been added to the festivities.
“Definitely (that’s the best final),” Harrison said to MMA Junkie. “I think she’s a huge veteran of the sport, like longtime vet. She’s a former champion, she’s been in every single promotion, she’s fought the best of the best, she’s beaten some of the best. That’s going to be a true test of my skills. People are like, ‘Oh, you’re going to be so much bigger than her.’ I walk around at like 160. It’s not like I’m this monster. I think people really think I’m cutting from 180 pounds or something. I literally don’t cut weight. I don’t want too. I think it’s dumb. I’m not a monster, but I’m definitely taller than her which is interesting because I almost never fight or spar people shorter than me. But if I had to bet money, I would say me and Sarah Kaufman. But it’s a fight, anything can happen.”
Kaufman has the experience edge if she and Harrison were to collide this season, with Kaufman having fought 25 times as a professional MMA fighter to just 3 for Harrison.
Harrison also believes that the addition of the women’s lightweight division will break a lot of glass ceilings in MMA.
“I’m excited the steal the show is what I’m excited to do,” Harrison said. “The PFL, they took a chance on me. There’s been a lot of comparisons to Ronda (Rousey), there’s been a lot of, ‘She’s a judo player, but can she fight?’ Not only did they take a chance on me and sign me, but they said, ‘Listen, we want you to be healthy, we want you to be happy and we want to shatter glass ceilings and create this brand new weight class.’ When your bosses actually listen to you, that makes your job a dream job. I literally get to wake up every day and do what I love and not cut weight and send a positive message and do it in a format that I want to do it in. My life is perfect.”
The season PFL season kicks off next month, with the events airing live on both ESPN 2 and ESPN+.